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Emirates News Agency – Suhail Al Mazrouei: Barakah’s continued achievements in improving energy security and diversifying its sources in the country

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ABU DHABI, 25th February 2020 (WAM) — The commercial operation of the third nuclear power plant in Barakah is a new step towards achieving strategic goals, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure His Highness Suhail Mohammed Al Mazrouei has confirmed. The UAE’s initiative aims to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, particularly in the country and the Arab world where the stations are the largest source of primary load electricity and environmentally friendly electricity. During the commissioning of the third station within the Barakah Peaceful Nuclear Power Plant in the Al Dhafra region, the first multi-station nuclear power project to be operational in the Arab world, His Excellency said: “We are proud of the continued operation. The development and achievements of the UAE’s peaceful nuclear power program, the latest of which is the start-up of the third Barakah commercial operating plant, which adds 1,400 MW of carbon-free electricity to the UAE’s electricity grid, provides a major boost to the scale of reliable and carbon-free electricity generation, which promotes energy security and sustainability. improves and brings us closer to achieving climate neutrality by 2050. The Baraka plants contribute to savings of billions of dollars in the cost of gas currently consumed in power generation, thus helping the country become self-sufficient in gas by 2030. His Excellency added: “The role of nuclear energy in reducing the carbon footprint of the country’s energy sector is clear and we need it to provide 24-hour electricity and support sustainable economic growth and industrial sectors. Importance of adopting a scientific approach based on facts and data with a long view.” While developing a local energy strategy.

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His Excellency said: “Continued achievements of Barakah Stations offer promising future opportunities in clean energy sector through research, development and wide applications of nuclear innovations, which will help us to face climate change. Barakah Stations support transition to clean energy sources at the time and improve energy security in the country.” These stations reinforce the UAE’s key role in diversifying energy sources internationally and leading clean energy projects.

Zakaria Mohildin / Ahmad Al Nuaimi

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